Quotation Paulesich, Reinhard. 2012. Integrity - how can you measure it? Contributions from ethical ecological corporate analyses. Integrity: an interdisciplinary exchange on theory and practice, Budapest, Ungarn, 26.04 -27.04. Invited Talk


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By 6 case studies from 12 2009 to 12 2011 in cooperation with small businesses (from 3 to 85 employees) we have tried to create a method to link up results from measuring social capital with results from balance sheet analyses. The aim was to get a statement about ca-pabilities of SMEs to cope with future requirements as we know them from sustainable de-velopment in order to generate several hypotheses out of the assumption: todays soft facts are the tomorrows hard facts. The data were collected by business reports, standardised questionnaires, semi structured individual interviews and site visits. We use the social capital concept as the core method for generating and interpreting soft facts, qualitative data. It of-fers an appropriate basis for assessing organisational capabilities and further more satisfac-tion and dissatisfaction with even concealed processes. The assumption is: a balanced so-cial capital in connection with corruption and bribery can be interpreted as a willingness of the staff to pick up an excitation from outside (bridging) and to bring it to a collective action (bonding). Contributions from ethical ecological corporate analyses are: (1) measuring com-munication intensity and degree of satisfaction / dissatisfaction; (2) assessing the gap be-tween attitude and behaviour; (3) and match it with performance and capabilities applied.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Integrity - how can you measure it? Contributions from ethical ecological corporate analyses
Event Integrity: an interdisciplinary exchange on theory and practice
Year 2012
Date 26.04 -27.04
Country Hungary
Location Budapest
URL http://www.business.ceu.hu
Invited Talk Y

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Web Plattform Business Ethics
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Paulesich, Reinhard (Details)
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Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5407 Ethics and social sciences (Details)
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